Allegany High School

616 Sedgwick Street • Cumberland, MD 21502

Student Activities

Allegany High School has several Extracurricular Activities that students can participate in. You can find a link to each below.

Alcohi Mirror

Astronomy Club

Allegany Publishing

Arrowettes

Band

Chess Club

Drama Club

Envirothon

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

Freshman Class

Guard

Junior Class

Miss Campera

Mock Trial

Net Aid

NHS (National Honor Society)

Principles of Biomedical Science

Robotics Club

Senior Class

SHOP (Students Helping Other People)

Show Choir

Sophomore Class

Spanish Club

Stage Crew

Student Government

Teachers of Tomorrow

Web Design Team

Youth Alive Campus Ministry


Alcohi Mirror

Alcohi Mirror is a school organization which deals primarily with creating the homecoming program book and the monthly school newspaper, which is created with Allegany Publishing. Alcohi Mirror creates the homecoming program on a yearly basis and the newspaper on a monthly basis. Alcohi Mirror focuses mainly on making business and personal advertisements which raise money for the homecoming program to be created. Many skills are learned in this organization, including money handling skills, sales skills, and the ability to make mass mailings and calls.

Advisor: Mrs. Amy Ditto
Members:
Gabbi Rumgay
Emily Thomas
Makenna Quesenberry
Aubree Boyle
Maddie Santmyire
Kobe Bosely
Gina Wolodkin
Sydney Ives
Lyssa Wilhelm


Astronomy Club

The Allegany Astronomy Club was first established in 2007. The history of the Astronomy club reaches further back than that, but the resurgence took place when Mr. Santilli restored the observatory in Mrs. Ditto’s room. Since then, the club has met consistently during every activity period and often hosts star gazing events in park meetings.

Field Trip
Last year the club toured the Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The Astronomy Club travels with the Cumberland Astronomy Club to Frostburg State University every month in the spring, summer, and fall. The next scheduled field trip will be a tour of the Radio Telescope in Green Bank, West Virginia.

Goals
The goals of the Astronomy Club are to create an interest in and meet the needs of the current students at Allegany High School who are interested in astronomy. We are a direct link between the professors of physics and astronomy at Frostburg State University and the students of Allegany. The conduit by which the students communicate is typically the “Stars in the Park” meetings and meetings with the Cumberland Astronomy Club in the LaVale Library. Finally, the club hopes to make sure that all astronomy news is dispersed and widely known among its members.

Advisor:


Allegany Publishing

Allegany Publishing consists of the Alcohi Mirror, Historical Research Methods I & II, Web Design Team, and the Yearbook Staff. All four groups collaborate to keep up with the happenings of Allegany High School and help to lead a better informed student body.

Alcohi Mirror
Alcohi Mirror is a school organization which deals primarily with creating the homecoming program book and the monthly school newspaper, which is created with Allegany Publishing. Alcohi Mirror creates the homecoming program on a yearly basis and the newspaper on a monthly basis. Alcohi Mirror focuses mainly on making business and personal advertisements which raise money for the homecoming program to be created. Many skills are learned in this organization, including money handling skills, sales skills, and the ability to make mass mailings and calls.

Advisor: Mrs. Amy Ditto
Members:

Name

Grade

Kobe Bosley

10

Aubree Boyle

10

Sydney Ives

10

Makenna Quesenberry

10

Gabriella Rumgay

10

Madeline Santmyre

10

Emily Thomas

10

Lyssa Wilhelm

10

Gina Wolodkin

10

Historical Research Methods I and II
Historical Research Methods is a student based publishing organization which uses the history of the school and community to collaborate on a book publication. The group is responsible for the publication of the homecoming program in the fall. The group is currently finishing a book on the history of homecoming at Allegany. This book is scheduled to be complete and published by mid-May. In addition to these publications the Methods classes have been working on an archive of the school’s history. For more information please visit www.alleganyarchive.com

Advisor: Mr. Brian White

Members:
Methods I:

Name

Grade

Jacob Adams

11

Tyrae Barmore

11

Daniel Brode

11

Hannah Bush

11

Cameron Chorpenning

11

Sydnee Deshong

11

Shannon Dougherty

11

Isaak Glasser

11

Natalie Gray

11

Alexis Livengood

11

Kaden Lohr

11

Alyssa Mangus

11

Brandon Mccloskey

11

Nicholas Miller

11

Ryan Miller

11

Mathew Murphy

11

Margaret Neidhardt Shiver

11

Kasey Phillips

12

Felipe Ramirez

12

Austin Saxberg

11

Caleigh Shade

11

Madeline Williams

11

Mason Yacuboski

11


Methods II:

Name

Grade

Damian Destefano

12

Tarryn Logsdon

12

Clarissa Mason

12

Carly Mckenzie

12

Makaila Moulden

12

Wyatt Stankan

12


Web Design Team

The Allegany High School Website Design Team is in charge of updating, maintaining, and formatting the school's website. The team consists of a wide range of students from sophomores to seniors, who took either Web Design I or Web Design II. The team webmasters are seniors Joe King and Faith Andrews, who are both Web Design III students. The team is advised by Mrs. Tamarra Edwards and Mrs. Ann Cessna, who work interactively with all of the team.

Webmaster(s): Kyle Hungerford and Tyler Lancaster

Designers: Ethan Helmstetter and Zac Lee

Editors: Dimitri Williams


Arrowettes

Advisor: Shannon Metz

The school dance team is known as the Arrowettes. The group has been in existence since it was founded in 1964 as a drill team. The organization is based on the Kilgore College Rangerettes of Texas. Since their beginning, the group has performed creative dance drills, excellent high kicks, and outstanding half-time routines.

In addition to performing to the Camper audience, the Arrowettes have performed at college games, Pro Bowl football games, Baltimore Colts football games, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. The team has also participated in national competition. In their last national competition, they placed tenth in high kick and eighth in pom routines.

In recent years the dance performances and uniforms of the Arrowettes have been changed to reflect more up-to-date styles. However, the group continues to excel as the team members perform their famous high kick and dance routines at Allegany football and basketball games. They also participate in community service activities such as the Breast Cancer Walk.

Members Include:


Band

Allegany Marching Band – 2015-2016

Advisor: Mr. Larry Jackson

The Allegany High School Marching Band is one of the oldest school marching organizations in the State. It has a storied history, having played for three U.S. presidents and garnered a reputation as one of the best bands on the East Coast. Through the years the Allegany Band has been the recipient of hundreds of awards for their marching and musical excellence. The Allegany Marching Band is the reigning Chapter champion of the last thirteen years, has captured many state championships, and has finished the last fifteen seasons at the Atlantic Coast Championships as a top ten finalist, including last year’s second place finish. The Allegany High School Marching Band is under the direction of Larry T. Jackson.

The Allegany High School Band Program with its associated performing groups strive to perform at the highest possible level at all times. The highest priority is the setting of goals consistent with aesthetic education and artistry. The band represents Allegany High School, the City of Cumberland, and the state of Maryland as a goodwill ambassador, and strives to be first-class in all of its endeavors.


Chess Club

Advisor: Mr. Dennis Dennison

The Chess Club provides a relaxed, fun, and receptive atmosphere for students of all skill levels and interests. The meetings are a great place for seasoned chess players to find people to play. It is also a great opportunity for new players to learn the game. Rulebooks and mentors are ready for the novice player. Occasionally, the club organizes tournaments and invites anyone from the school to join. Meetings are held on Mondays at 3:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. from October through May.




Drama Club

The Drama Club meets during the monthly scheduled activity periods and is open to 9th-12th graders. Students involved in drama club learn to act, move on stage, gain poise, participate or work behind the scenes in plays, and learn about theatre and stage production. The drama club participates in several fundraisers throughout the year which help to support the fall play productions with advertisements, stage crew, sound, lightning, set building, costuming, makeup and stage properties. Upcoming productions include Disney The Little MerMaid.

Officers:

President: Becca Bensavage
Vice President: Denise Adams
Secretary: Delanie Blubaugh
Treasurer: Nicholas Warnick
Historian: Sierra Golden

Members:
Denise Adams
Jordan Andrews
Wil Bauer
Tai Bauman
William Baxter
Haley Beck
Becca Bensavage
Tharon Black
Delanie Blubaugh
Becca Breiten
Briana Brode
Isaac Bucy
Payton Chronister
Tessa Deatlehauser
Barth Frankenberry
Juliafel Genova
CeCe Golden
Eliza Griffith
Lizzie Helle
Julia Holler
Grace Lauder
Rylan Lutz
Phoebe Macaraig
Melissa Magrath
Claire Marlow
Madi Mckay
Gregory Mellott
Emerson Miltenberger
Michael Nelson
Jenna Puffinberger
Caden Rank
Lillie Reckley
Daniel Records
Brian Records
Chris Reed
Kevin Sanabria
Sara Sechler
Michael Snyder
Sam Summers
Maribeth Umstot
Nicholas Warnick
Jocelyn Weston
Brett Winterberg
Raevyn Wolford
Dimitri Williams
Antonia Zous


Envirothon

Background/History: The Envirothon began in 1989 as a national resources competition between the county high schools.

Description: Envirothon is a team competition with five members per team. In April each year, the competition is held at Rocky Gap State Park. Each team takes a test worth 100 points on five areas (Aquatics, Soils, Forestry, Wildlife, and a current topic.) The team with the highest score out of 500 wins the county championship and moves on to the Maryland state Envirothon.

Members: Will be determined at a later date.

Goals:
To create successful teams by using a hands on approach in a competitive setting and helping students learn resource management practices.

Yearly Activities:
A county competition is held every April to determine the winner of the Envirothon.

Miscellaneous Information About the Envirothon Team: Allegany teams have won every year since 1997.

Advisors: Mr. Mac Sloan

Wildlife:
Participants must be able to identify species and the habitat they need to survive.

Forestry:
Participants must be able to identify common trees and be able to use forester tools.

Soils:
Participants must learn not only properties of the soil, but how to use the county soil survey to determine land-use change challenges.

Aquatics:
Participants must be able to learn the ecosystems of bodies of fresh and salt water and identify life forms there that indicate a healthy aquatic environment.

Environmental Issue:
This area changes each year and usually centers on a current “hot” environmental topic within the state.


FBLA (Future Buisness Leaders of America)

Advisors: Mrs. Tamarra Edwards and Mrs. Ann Cessna

Goals:
Develop competent, aggressive business leadership.
Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.
Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise.
Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community.
Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism.
Encourage and practice efficient money management.
Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty.
Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals.
Facilitate the transition from school to work.

Creed:
I believe education is the right of every person.

I believe the future depends on mutual understanding and cooperation among business, industry, labor, religious, family, and educational institutions, as well as people around the world. I agree to do my utmost to bring about understanding and cooperation among all of these groups.

I believe every person should prepare for a useful occupation and carry on that occupation in a manner that brings the greatest good to the greatest number.

I believe every person should actively work toward improving social, political, community, and family life.

I believe every person has the right to earn a living at a useful occupation.

I believe every person should take responsibility for carrying out assigned tasks in a manner that brings credit to self, associates, school, and community.

I believe I have the responsibility to work efficiently and to think clearly. I promise to use my abilities to make the world a better place for everyone.

Mission: Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Pledge: I solemnly promise to uphold the aims and responsibilities of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda and, as an active member, I shall strive to develop the qualities necessary in becoming a responsible business leader.

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Freshman Class
Freshman - Class of 2019

Advisor: Mrs. Tammy Twigg

Officers:
President: Hayley White
Vice President: Wil Bauer
Secretary:Coleton Furlow
Historian:Jocelyn Weston
Senator: Eesha Bokil



Guard
Color Gaurd
2016 show:

The Allegany High School Marching Band’s field show is entitled "For Whom the Bell Tolls".


Junior Class

Background and Activities

Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Taylor-Dunlap

Officers:
President - Jared Klemm
Vice President - Autumn Holt
Secretary - Daniel Records
Treasurer - Sean Wade
Historian - Isaak Glasser

Goals of the Organization: The goals of the junior class are to have successful fundraisers, financially stabilize the class so that our grade, can have a great senior picnic and prom, and to make sure that every person has a voice in the class, and we encourage students to participate in school activities and portray school spirit.

Organization Activities: Our class sponsors many fundraisers throughout the year. We have 50/50 raffles, Joe Corbi’s fundraisers, Chick-fil-A spirit nights. We also design and sell homecoming t-shirts every year.


Miss Campera

Miss Campera was first established in 1952. Miss Campera participates in the Halloween Parade, the Homecoming Pep Rally, the Homecoming Dance, and the Homecoming football game. Miss Campera and her attendants are all elected by the senior class.

Advisor: Ms. Kathy Park

Miss Campera 2016: Cassidy Lease
Attendants:

Jenna Puffinburger
Alyssa O'Neal
Micah Wormack
Tarryn Logsdon


Mock Trial

Junior Varsity


Varsity

Grade

Name

12

Brooke Buskirk

12

Jonathan Frank

12

Kaitlyn Kauffman

12

Zach Ellsworth

12

Thorne Lindsey

11

Evan Hostetler

12

Jenna Gregory

10

Clay Hoover

11

Brett Winterberg

11

Melissa McGrath

12

Jade Enright

12

Grace Bryan



Net Aid

Net Aid is a club that raises funds for a particular charity that is chosen for that year. The club’s goal is to raise money for charity and contribute to the betterment of the world. For the past two years the club has been supporting the nonprofit group, Heifer International. The charity for this year has yet to be chosen. The club raises funds through various fundraisers and the annual Net Aid Benefit Concert that is held each spring. This year the club has planned a homeless sleep out, variety show, and, of course, the Net Aid Benefit Concert.

Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Welsh

Officers
President-
Vice President-
Secretary-
Treasurer-


National Honor Society

Established in 1929, the National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character (and Citizenship for NJHS). These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.

Today it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS and NJHS. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service

Advisors: Mrs. Kay Sheehe and Ms. Lori Brown

Officers:
President: Jenna Gregory
Vice President: Carter Willetts
Secretary/Historian: Cooper Hostetler
Treasurer: Jonathan Frank

Members:
Seniors

Name

Grade

Cameron Bohrer

12

Kayla Brotemarkle

12

Grace Bryan

12

Lacey Day

12

Samuel Deneen

12

Zachary Ellsworth

12

Jade Enright

12

Jonathan Frank

12

Brady Gaumer

12

Blake Geatz

12

Alexis George

12

Jenna Gregory

12

Timothy Growden

12

Cooper Hostetler

12

Carson Imes

12

Kaitlyn Kauffman

12

Coralba Larue

12

Thorne Lindsey

12

Tarryn Logsdon

12

Clarissa Mason

12

Caeley McCagh

12

Carly McKenzie

12

Makaila Moulden

12

Nicholas Peterson

12

Raven Pifer

12

Sabrina Pratt

12

Jenna Puffinburger

12

Bryson Shepherd

12

Katelynn Suesse

12

Savannah Turner

12

Sabrina Upole

12

Frank Willetts

12

Isabella Zornes

12

Juniors

Name

Grade

Denise Adams

11

Haley Beck

11

Abigail Bloom

11

Rebekah Book

11

Abby Brauer

11

Nathan Bruck

11

Sydnee Deshong

11

Triston Eirich

11

Markayia Foster

11

Natalie Gray

11

Elizabeth Helle

11

Emma Helmstetter

11

Autumn Holt

11

James Kealey

11

Shyann King

11

Jared Klemm

11

Kaden Lohr

11

Alyssa Mangus

11

Brandon Mcclosky

11

Erin Michael

11

Nicholas Miller

11

Nicole Morral

11

Margaret Neidhart-Shiver

11

Alexis Pfeiffer

11

Chanel Porter

11

Sean Rhodes

11

Kristian Robinette

11

Anastasia Simpson

11

Zachary Sterne

11

Samantha Summers

11

Jacob Vanmeter

11

Sean Wade

11

Nicholas Warnick

11

Cooper Willetts

11

Brett Winterberg

11

Emily Wright

11

Mason Yacuboski

11

Foreign Exchange Students

Name

Sol Nassif

Felipe Ramirez



Yearly Activities:
After-school tutoring program
Volunteer for honor’s reception

Tutoring by Allegany High School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society is a hallmark of the local chapter. Teachers, parents, administrators, and guidance counselors can refer students for tutoring, or students themselves can sign-up. All tutoring is free of charge, and no time frame is established. Members of NHS must tutor as part of their service component. The current Vice-President of the Chapter coordinates the program.

The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Chapters exist in 75% of the nation’s high schools, and since 1921 millions of students have been selected for membership. Thousands of dollars in scholarships have been awarded to senior members since 1945 by the sponsoring organization, The National Association of Secondary School Principals. Each participating school develops bylaws which must be approved by the NASSP.


Principles of Biomedical Science

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Principles of Biomedical Science
Allegany High School, Cumberland, Maryland.

Dead body
Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS) is a newly introduced PLTW Biomedical Science program at Allegany High School this 2014-2015 school year. On the third day of school, students walked into Mrs. Florence Saku’s class with the lights off but with Anna Garcia’s light on. Anna has not been seen or heard from since 6:30 am the previous day when she walked her dog. Now the dog has been barking excitedly for two hours causing Anna’s neighbor to be concerned. He calls 911 and the EMT and the Police arrive to find Anna lying face down in the entry hallway with blood and vomit. The lamp had been knocked down, the phone was on the floor, there was a knocked down end table, unknown pills on the floor, a syringe, muddy shoeprint and spilled orange juice. Now it is the duty of Mrs. Saku’s students to play the role of Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) to solve what appears to be a mysterious death to determine what happened to Anna.


Allegany Robotics Club

Advisors: Mr. Dennis Dennison
Mr. Keith Mikula

The goal of the robotics club is to promote STEM with an afterschool program where students learn to design, program, and build robots to accomplish engineering-related tasks.

Started in 2014, the Robotics Club has formed a team. They will be competing at FIRST events and are recognized as FTC Team #8395. Check out usfirst.org for more information.

The robotics club would like to give thanks to the "Toshiba America Foundation," which awarded the club with grant money to purchase the robots and start the club. Our team is sponsored by the Doug and Betsey Schwab Family Foundation, Orbital ATK, Wal-Mart, the Belt Group, Dr. Kiemle, and Lavale Pharmacy.

The robotics club offers a great experience for students. Unfortunately, it is a very expensive endeavour. We appreciate any donations (monetary or equipment / tools). Anyone wishing to donate is to please contact Mr. Dennison or visit the club's website.


Senior Class

The senior class decorates the main hallway for spirit week, and they help with prom.

Advisor- Sarah Taylor- Dunlap
President- Thorne Lindsey
Vice President- Jonathan Frank
Secretary- Jenna Puffinburger
Treasurer- Alyssa O'Neal
Historian- Christian Reynard


SHOP (Students Helping Other People)

The Allegay SHOP group helps out for the holidays!
S.H.O.P. once again sponsored a fundraising campaign here at Allegany which raised over $226.43 for the work of the organization. Way to go Campers! Anyone who would like to contribute may do so by going directly to the organization's website at http://www.lls.org/

The Allegay SHOP group helps out for the holidays! An annual tradition at Allegany is to sponsor a family at the Holiday Seasons. This year we were able to help a Camper family that had lost almost everything to a house fire. Our generous staff, National Honor Society, and S.H.O.P. members presented the family with close to $1,000.00 in gifts and certificates.

A link to the March of Dimes website can be found here.


Show Choir

The Allegany Show Choir

Show Choir is an auditioned vocal music course available to students with advanced music performance skills. Students utilize these skills in the performance of jazz, popular, show and small ensemble literature. The show choir presents numerous performances during the school year throughout the community and within the school. Each year auditions are held in the spring for the following school year. Students work daily on vocal development, musicianship skills, choreography, and performance skills.

Advisor: Mrs. Jackie Wadsworth

2015-2016 Members:
Denise Adams
Abbey Bloom
Isaac Bucy
Delanie Blubaugh
Rebecca Bensavage
Rylan Lutz
Melissa Magrath
Eliza Griffith
Michael Nelson
Caden Rank
Kevin Sanabria
Chris Reed
Nick Warnick



Sophomore Class

Sophomore Class: Class of 2017

Advisor - Mrs. Sarah Welsh
Officers:
President: Melissa Magrath
Vice President: Evan Hostetler
Secretary: Umailla Fatima
Treasurer: Clay Hoover
Historian: Andrew Beck
Public Relations - Deven Faulkner


Spanish Club

Advisor- Mrs.Martz Room 139

2015-2016 officers:
President: Melissa MaGrath
Vice President: Umailla Fatima
Secretary:Darick Kerns
Treasurer:

The Spanish Club consists of over 40 AHS students, grades 9-12. Students do not have to be enrolled in Spanish courses to be members.

Our goals are to learn about and experience the culture of Spanish Speaking countries. Some cultural topics we enjoy are Day of The Dead, Christmas and New Year’s customs and Cinco de Mayo. The Spanish Club meets during each activity period.


Stage Crew

The Allegany Stage Crew works behind the scenes to make each one of our drama productions possible. The Stage Crew takes in new members both in the fall and spring to help with each production.

Members run all of the stage properties and set pieces as well as the fly and lighting system in the theater. Their goal is to make each production transition through scenes smoothly to make the performance as realistic as possible.

There are two yearly activities in which Stage Crew is involved, the Fall Drama Production, and the Spring Musical which takes place in April.

Stage Crew:


Student Council

Advisor: Mrs. Tammy Twigg

President: Kaitlyn Kauffman
Vice-President: Jenna Gregory
Secretary: Jade Enright
Treasurer: Zach Sterne
Historian: Grace Bryan
Public Relations: Nick Warnick


Teachers of Tomorrow

(TOT) Teachers of Tomorrow, (formerly FEA) is a club in which any student who wishes to seek a career in education can learn about the training required to become a teacher and experience actual time in front of a classroom. The club sponsors teacher shadows days, adopt a teacher activities, holiday themed parties and field trips to Frostburg State University and local /middle/elementary schools.

Advisor: Tammy Twigg


Web Design Team

The Allegany High School Website Design Team is in charge of updating, maintaining, and formating the school's website. The team consists of a wide range of students from Sophmores to Seniors, who took either Web Design I or Web Design II. The team webmasters are seniors, The club is advised by Mrs. Tamarra Edwards, who works interactivly with all of the team.

Webmaster(s): Kyle Hungerford and Tyler Lancaster

Designers: Zac Lee and Ethan Helmstetter

Editors: Dimitri Williams


Youth Alive Campus Ministry

Goals:

To model our faith in God for others
To mentor others in the journey of life
To motivate others to know that there is always hope no matter what.

Events will be held during Activity Periods, Lunch Times, and After School.

Officers: TBA